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The Graying of the Gods: The Return of the Okina Kami in Medieval Myth

Edward R. Drott

in Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Six examines the processes by which local tutelary gods (jishu) and foreign Dharma-protecting deities (gohō) came to be depicted as okina in “medieval myths (shinwa)”—kami tales that arose in ... More


Creating Community: The Culture of Early Modern Salons

Terrence Jackson

in Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the rising importance of salons within the cultural communities of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Japan. Most rangaku enthusiasts could also be categorized as bunjin ... More


A National Network: Travel and Correspondence

Terrence Jackson

in Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Improved travel and postal infrastructures were two components leading to the development of proto-nationalism during this period, and impacted the activity of scholars. They allowed rangakusha to ... More


Authenticity in Dispute: Responses to the Ideal of Authenticity in Edo Japan

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies the various responses from Japanese intellectuals toward the ideals of authenticity Yinyuan represented. Four Edo intellectuals who had interactions with Yinyuan and Chinese ... More


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